Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did King's friend organize a similar boycott?
(a) Baton Rogue
(b) Memphis
(c) Chapeau Rouge
(d) Jackson

2. What does King organize to help people get to work?
(a) Horse and carts
(b) A freedom bus
(c) Freedom trains
(d) A carpool

3. What did a group of Negroes form in 1867?
(a) SNCC
(b) The first Baptist Church
(c) Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
(d) The First Baptist Church of Montgomery

4. Where does King receive an offer to teach?
(a) Boston College
(b) Morehouse College
(c) New York University
(d) Dillard University

5. Where do King and his supporters march to in Los Angeles?
(a) Universal studios
(b) The Sports Arena
(c) The City Hall
(d) MGM studios

6. What does Jo Ann Robinson teach at Alabama?
(a) History
(b) English
(c) Biology
(d) French

7. What does John Lewis go to the restaurant to eat?
(a) Boiled chicken
(b) Hamburgers
(c) Fired chicken
(d) Steaks

8. What will the Democrats label King as if he does not call off plans to picket the Democratic Convention?
(a) A murderer
(b) An Uncle Tom
(c) A thief
(d) A homosexual

9. What does the city council approve in an attempt to improve the bus company's financial troubles?
(a) Christmas shopping buses
(b) Less buses
(c) Equality of seating
(d) A fare increase

10. What does King tell everyone to avoid as Christmas approaches?
(a) Parties
(b) The KKK
(c) Restaurants
(d) Christmas shopping

11. What did King have to work on as well as working on church business?
(a) A series of paintings
(b) His dissertation
(c) A novel
(d) His autobiography

12. Who does Kennedy select as his running mate?
(a) Robert Kennedy
(b) Lyndon Johnson
(c) Jimmy Carter
(d) James Fox

13. Who does Daddy King want Martin Luther King, Jr. to marry?
(a) Winona Ryder
(b) Coretta
(c) Betty
(d) Juanita Scott

14. Who does Rockefeller name Morehouse College after?
(a) Thomas More
(b) Dr. Henry Morehouse
(c) Dr. House
(d) Richard Morehouse

15. In what state do the Freedom Riders encounter their first problems?
(a) South Carolina
(b) Noth Carolina
(c) Georgia
(d) Mississippi

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Niebuhr's book that King reads in this chapter?

2. What kind of army does King build?

3. What do both candidates think will be the major issue in their presidential campaign?

4. Who is the Democratic candidate in the 1960 presidential election?

5. Where does Bevel stage protests?

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